August 25, 2020 on ESPN.com TORRANCE SHIPMAN WALKS across the nearly empty gym at East Compton High School. She’s there to right a wrong. Not long ago, she discovered that her entire award-winning cheerleading career was built on lies and stolen … Continue reading ‘Bring It On’: From spirit fingers to appropriation, the cult sports film is much more than a teen rom-com
August 27, 2020 on ESPN.com THE FIRST TIME someone called me the N-word on a basketball court was in seventh grade. I remember dribbling the ball on the wing in front of the visitors bench. This girl, whose name I never … Continue reading Barnes: LeBron James and Nneka Ogwumike didn’t teach me that racism is a problem in this country
February 19, 2020 on ESPN.com Nestled among the trees in suburban Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in a building that looks like a long storage container, is a gym that serves as the home of the heavyweight champion of the world. Above a … Continue reading The nine strangest (but true!) stories about heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder
February 10, 2020 on ESPN.com IT’S A CRISP, sunny October afternoon, and Paige Bueckers is at the door of the holiest of basketball temples. She sees her reflection in the glass as she pulls open the door to the Werth Family … Continue reading Can this one super-prospect revive the greatest dynasty in sports?
April 7 2020 on ESPN.com | Anna Wilson as told to Katie Barnes I DIDN’T EXPECT my basketball career to unfold the way that it has. And I certainly didn’t expect to receive a Twitter notification telling me that my senior … Continue reading Anna Wilson: I’m more than a basketball player and more than Russell Wilson’s sister
November 11, 2020 on ESPN.com Azzi Fudd, the consensus top women’s basketball prospect in the Class of 2021, ended years of speculation on Wednesday, announcing that she will attend UConn in the fall, joining one of the most dynastic programs in the history … Continue reading UConn lands commitment from No. 1 women’s basketball prospect Azzi Fudd
June 23, 2020 on ESPN.com IT’S A BRISK, sunny afternoon in New Haven, Connecticut, and Andraya Yearwood is standing at the starting line, knees bent, waiting for her teammate to pass the baton. Her toes dig into the soft rubber of … Continue reading The battle over Title IX and who gets to be a woman in sports: inside the raging national debate
June 18, 2020 published on ESPN.com ON A SUNNY October day in Jefferson City, Missouri, Maya Moore huddles with her family and friends outside the Cole County courthouse. They stand in a circle, holding hands. Moore prays with them before heading … Continue reading Inside Maya Moore’s extraordinary quest for justice